Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vegan Supper in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

From North Carolina to Maine, most people on the East Coast encountered Hurricane Sandy, a truly significant event, these past two days.  I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and starting to recover. We’ve been without electrical … Continue reading

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Romanesco

Tonight was my first culinary encounter with Romanesco, and it was a felicitous one.   Romanesco is in the broccoli family, and as you see above, is a visually-stunning vegetable.  Unfortunately, tonight I was so focused tonight on cooking and … Continue reading

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Simple and Delicious

Bucatini is one of my favorite pasta shapes.  I rarely cook it though, even before I became a vegan.  It’s too chewy for my wife.  Now that I am a vegan, I don’t eat it often either.  The penultimate role … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Potato Soup

17,287.  That’s how many days Barbara and I have been married, so far.  There are many good reasons, but one is that she is a talented, creative and intuitive cook.  Tonight’s example is a Cabbage and Potato Soup that she … Continue reading

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Jan’s Wines I Know and Love (so far)

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Actually, I will try the Polpicello tonight, so we will see if the streak stays intact. P.S. at 10:30 PM:  It’s terrific!  Rich, balanced Calabrian red wine, went beautifully with eggplant, tomatoes, chard and onions stewed and served atop a … Continue reading

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Abundant Fall Harvest, and Some Simple Braises

The growing season is not very long in New England; yesterday was the last farmer’s market in our neighborhood.  It was an opportunity to go there, as well as to the year-round farm stand nearby to stock up on the … Continue reading

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October Beach, and Hearty Vegetable Soup

We just spent two days on the island, closing up the house for the winter.  Weather ran the gamut, from perfect fall afternoon, through rain showers and windy — the usual mix.  This post is about the beach, and a … Continue reading

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…and a little more gnocchi

After cooking the gnocchi we ate that night (previous post), I froze an equal amount that the dough made, to save for next time. Here is what they look like after coming off the gnocchi board.  They freeze well, and … Continue reading

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Handmade Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Remember the roasted butternut squash last week, for the Cappellacci di Zucca?  Well, I had some puree left, and I found a recipe for gnocchi in La Cucina di Lidia, so I decided to make some tonight.  Note: I used … Continue reading

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Unexpected Dinner-Making

Good friends of ours took the bold step of inviting us out for dinner tonight, but at the last minute, they had an unexpected water leak in their house and we had to reschedule to next month.   We certainly … Continue reading

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